BBC Scotland misses another difference making this a better place after 12 years of SNP rule

No Scottish MSM have reported the story

It’s been some time since I’ve talked-up Scotland as a place, by no means perfect, but one which is drifting away from the brutal form of society which the Conservatives and Unionists seem to prefer.

See this from Contact: For families with disabled children on 10th August:

From September 2020, new rules in Scotland only mean that young people will continue to receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) until they turn 18. Currently DLA claimants are invited to claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP) shortly after they turn 16. This is part of a wider change to benefits in Scotland. Over the next few years, Social Security Scotland will take on responsibility for an increasing number of new Scottish benefits. This includes a new benefit called the Child Disability Payment, which will replace DLA in Scotland, and a new benefit called Disability Assistance for adults will replace PIP.

https://contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/new-rules-in-scotland-to-keep-disabled-young-people-on-disability-living-allowance-until-18/

Earlier evidence:

Only BBC UK sees different Scotland look after its veterans as England drifts further into the dark night of endless Tory rule

Scotland IS different as it protects unaccompanied children seeking asylum

Different NHS Scotland and Wales reject England’s hostile environment for vulnerable migrant mothers-to-be

It is a matter of life in Scotland and death in England

Only Guardian and Al Jazeera tell us EU families and ‘Eurochildren’ in Brexiting Britain feel safer in Scotland

Scotland drifting away from nasty place as SNP Government launches funeral benefit for those on low income

Scotland IS a different place as its universities offer guaranteed places to care leavers

Abuse of women and the disabled far higher in England than in Scotland

Less homicide, less knife crime, less domestic violence, safer cities and now much lower alcohol problems: should Scotland’s old stereotypes be sent south?

Racial hate crimes increase by 33% in England & Wales while falling by 10% in Scotland: Who says we’re not different?

Scottish Muslim students far less likely to report abuse or crime?

Terror de-radicalisation referral rate in Scotland less than one third per capita of that in England

Only in Scotland! ‘A review of small country’s approaches to public policy reform in response to economic, demographic and other pressures found that only in Scotland could this ‘golden thread’ be so clearly discerned’

Scientific evidence that Scots tend to be different from the other groups in rUK?

Who said Scots were not more left-wing than those in the rest of the UK?

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

80 000 lowest paid workers in NHS England still on poverty wages as NHS Scotland follows Scottish Government policy to pay a living wage to all public-sector employees

Scottish care workers to receive Living Wage for ‘sleepover’ hours while English care workers receive only the National Minimum Wage.

Different Scotland in the UN report on ‘Workhouse Britain’

Scottish values making oil and gas firms a tad different too?

Are Scotland’s employers also different – more willing to pay a decent wage?

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

8% of the UK population and 28% of living wage employers. More evidence that we are different enough to want to run the whole show?

4 thoughts on “BBC Scotland misses another difference making this a better place after 12 years of SNP rule”

  1. Yes …..but apart from Scotland being kinder , more compassionate towards immigrants , less violent , more understanding of those with disabilities , more tolerant of minorities , more supportive of the disabled , more caring towards asylum seekers , less hostile towards those who are poor , less racially divided , fairer towards those on low incomes , a safer place for women from domestic abuse …… apart from these , what makes Scotland a better place than England ?

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  2. The “broad shoulders” of the Yookay turn out to be a deep recessionary pit of economic gloom (the worst in the EU) , despondency and where desperate migrants are hunted down by the military, hounded by neo-fascist newspapers and their “running dog” Tory chums.

    Buts its fine. Stan and Ollie are now leading the Scorrish (sic) Toadies, and Boris is coming to holiday at a Scottish military base–sadly for the Blonde One, he doesn’t have choice on location, as David and Theresa shut down so many.
    Its a long, long way from the free villa*** in Mustique, but there are not many Russian Oligarchs in auld Scotia.

    ***–Its the Villa Scratchmyback.

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  3. Ah, the broad shoulders of the uk, the only reason they have broad shoulders (or rather, could have, if they ran a decent economy) is because the uk government is THE currency issuer in the uk – Scotland can very easily have its own broad shoulders if it wants – by being independent and issuing its own currency. Here is an excellent MMT primer – all cartoon style – that explains clearly in the context of the U.K. and the pound, worth a watch

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